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878 of duties of magistrates. ROMANS Days and meats indifferent.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not your-chambering and wantonness, not in stile selves, but rather give place unto wrath :) and envying. for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I 14 But putpe on the Lord Jesus Christ, will repay, saith the Lord.

and make not provision for the flesh, to 20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, fulfil the lusts thereof. feed him ; if he thirst, give hin drink :

CHAP. XIV. for io so doing thou shalt heap coais of 3 Men may not contemn or condemn one fire on his head.

another for things indisjereni, 13 but 21. Be not overcome of evil, but over- | take heed of giving offence in them. come evil with good.

ILIM that is weak in the faith receive CHAP. XIII.

Il ye, but not to doubtful disputaticas 1 Of duties to magistrates. 8 Love is the ! 2 For one believeth that he may eat

fulfilling of the law. 11 Againsi glut- i all things : another, who is weak, eattony, drurikenness, c.

eth herbs. I ET every soul be subject unto the 3 Let not him that eateth, despise him I higher powers. For there is no | that eateth not ; and let not him which power but of God; the powers that be, I eateth not, judge him that cateth : for are ordained of God.

God hath received him. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the 4 Who art thou that judgest ancier power, resisteth the ordinance of Gx: man's servant? to his own masterhe standand they that resist shall receive to them- eth or falleth: yea, he shall be bolden op: selves dainnatios).

for God is able to make him stand. 3 Fur rulers are not a terror to goodil 5 One man esteemeth one day above works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then another : another esteemeth every day not be afraid of the power ; do that alike. Let every man be fully persuaded which is good, and thou shalt have praise in his own mind. of the same:

6 He that regardeth the day, regarrieth 4 For he is the minister of God to thee it unto the Lord : and he that regardlech for good. But if thou do that which is not the day, to the Lord he doth not evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the regard it. He that cateth, eateth to the sword in vain; for he is the minister of || Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and God, a revenger to execute wrath upon li he that cateth not, to the Lord he eateth him that doeth evil.

mot, and giveth God thanks. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and not only for wrath, but also for con- | no man dieth to himself. science sake.

8 For whether we live, we live unto 8 For, for this cause pay ve tribute also: the Lord; and whether we die, we die for they are God's ministers, attending | unto the Lord : whether we live therecontinually upon this very thing.

fore, or die, we are the Lord's. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: 1 9 For to this end Christ both dicet, tribute to wliom tribute is due ; custom and rose, and rerived, that he might be to whom custom; fear to whom fear; || Lord both of the dead and living. honour to whom honour.

10 But why dost thou judge thy broth8 (we no man any thing, but to love er? or why dost thou set at nought thy one another: for he that loveth another brother? for we shall all stand before hath fulfilled the law.

| the judgment-seat of Christ. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adul 11 For it is written, 19 I live, saith the tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not Loril, every knee shall now to me, and steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, ll every tongue shall confess to God. Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any 12 So then every one of us shall gire other commandment, it is briefly com | account of himself to God, preliend in this saying, namely, Thou 13 Let us not therefore judge one anshalt love thy neighbour as thyself. other any more :'but judge this rather,

10 Love worketh no ill to his neigh- || that no man put a stumbling-block, or an bur: therefore love is the fulfilling of occasion to fall in las brother's way. the law.

14 I know, and am persuaded by the 11 And that, knowing the time, that Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclcan now it is high time to awake out of sleep: l of itself: but to him that esteemeth any for now is our salvation nearer than when thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. we believed.

15 But if tly brother be grieved with 12 The night is far spent, the day is at thy meat, now walkest thou not charitahard: let us therefore cast off the works | bly. Destroy not lim with thy meas, of darkness, and let us put on the armour | for whoin Christ died. of light.

16 Let not thea your goal be evil 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; # spoken of : not in riuting and drunkenness, not in l.17 For lleg hingd m of God is not meat

7o avoid giving ofence. CHAP. XV, We must imilate Christ. 879 and drink, but righteousness, and peace, y may abound in hope, through the power and joy in the Holy Ghost.

of the Holy Ghost. 18 for he that in these things serveth 14 And I myself also am persnaded of Christ, is acceptable to God, and approv- il you, my brethren, that ye also are full of ed of inen.

goodness, filled with all knowledge, able 19 Let us therefore follow after the also to admonish one another. things which make for peace, and things 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have writwherewith one may edify another." ten the more boldly unto you in some

20 For meat destroy 'not the work of sort, as putting you in mind, because of God. All things indeed are pure; but the grace that is given to me of God, . it is evil for that man who eateth with 16 Timt I should be the minister of Je. offence.

sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the 21 It is good neither to cat flesh, nor gospel of Gre, that the offering up of the to drink wine, nor any thing whereby | Gentiles noiizhtle acceptable, being sancthy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or il tified by the livly Ghost. is made weak.

17 I have therefore whereof I may 22 Hust thou faith? have it to thyself ll glory, through Jesus Christ, in those things before Ged Happy is he that condemn- | which pertuia to Guil. eth not bimself in that thing which he i 18 For I will not dare to speak of any alloweih.

ll of those things which Christ hath not 23. And he that doubteth is damned if wrougit by me, to make the Gentiles he eat, bt cause he eateth not of faith : | obedient, by word and deed, for whatscever is not of faith is sin.

19 Through mighty signs anel wonders, CHIAP. XV.

| by the power of the Spirit of God ; so 1 The strong must bear with the weak. 2 | that from Jerusalem, and round about

We may not please ourselves: 7 but re- | unto Illyricum, I have fully preached

ceive one another, as Christ did us all. | the gospel of Christ. W E then that are strong ought to 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach

VV bear the infirauties of the weak, the gospel, not where Christ was named. and not to please ourselves.

liest I should build upon another man's 2 Let every one of us please his foundation : neighbour for his good to edification,

21 But as it is written, To whom he was 3 For even Christ please not himself ; ! not spoken of, they shall see: and they but, as it is written, The reproaches of that hre not heard shall understand. them that reproached thee full on me. 22 For which cause also I have been • 4 For whatsoever things were written much hindered from coming to yout. a forexiine, were written for our learning, 23 But now having no more place in that we through patience and comfort of these parts, and having a great desire the scriptures might have hope.

these many years to come unto you;' 5 Now the God of patience and conso. 24 Whensoever I take my journey into lation grant you to be like-minded one to Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to ward another according to Chust Jesus : 1 see you in my journey, and to be brougit

6 That ve may with one mind and on my way thitherward by you, if first i one mouth glorify God, even the Father ! be somewbat filled with your company. of our Lord Jesus Christ.

25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to 7 WVherefore receive ve one anoth- | minister unto the saints. er, as Christ also received us to the glo 26 For it hath pleased them of Mace. IV of Goxl.

donia and Achaia to make a certain 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was al contri uticn for the poor saints which minister of the circumcision for the truth are at Jerusalem. of Guil, to confirun the promises maule ! 27 It hath pleased them verily; and unto the fathers :

il their debtors they are. For if the Gen. 9 And that the Gentilcs might glorify les have been made partakers of their God for his mercy; as it is written, for spiritual things, their daty is also to minthis cause I will cofess to thee among ister unto them, in carnal things. the Gentiles, and sing unto thy naine. i 28 When therefore I have performa

10. And again lie switdi, Rejoice, ye this, and have sealed to them this fruit, Gentiles, with his people.

I will come by you into Spain. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye 29 And I am sure that when I come Gentiles ; and laud liim, ali se people. unto you, I shall come in the fulness of

12 And again Esai is saith, T essall the blessing of the gospel of Christ. le a rout of Jesse, and he llit shalirje to ' 30 Now i beseech ymu, brethren, for the reign over the Gentils; in him shali the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for ibe love Cieniles trust.

ofre Spirit, that ye strive together with 1.3 Now the God of anne fill yo'l with me in ulur pravers to God tur me ; all joy and fears is: bc video that ye, G? Tla: I may lae Ce'ivered for then 380 The greelings of Paul. I. CORINTHIANS. His thanks to God that do not believe in Judea ; and that 1 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Her* my service which I have for Jerusalem, mas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the breth may be accepted of the saints;

ren which are with them. 32 That I may coine unto you with 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nere joy by the will of God, and may with us, and his sister, and Olympas, and all you be refreshed.

the saints which are with them. 33 Now the God of peace be with you 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss all. Amen.

The churches of Christ salute you.
CHAP. XVI.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark 1 Paul sendeth greeting to many, 21 and them which cause divisions and offences,

endeth with fraise and thanks to God. I contrary to the doctrine which ye have I COMMEND unto you Phebe our sis- | learned ; and avoid them. 1 ter, which is a servant of the church 18 For they that are such serve not which is at Cenchrea :

our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own bel2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as ly; and by good words and fair speeches becometh saints, and that ye assist her in deceive the hearts of the simple. whatsoever business she hath need of you : 19 For your obedience is come abroad for she hath been a succourer of many, unto all men. I am glad therefore on your and of myself also.

behalf: but vet I would have you vise 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my help- unto that which is good, and simple coners in Christ Jesus :

cerning evil. 4 Who have for my life laid down their | 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Saown necks : unto whom not only I give | tan under your feet shortly. The grace ot tanks, but also all the churches of the our Lord Jesus Christ be with yoq. Amen. Gentiles.

i 21 Timotheus my work-fellow, ard 5 Likewise greet the church that is in Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater my rheir house. Salute my well-beloved E-kinsmen, salute you. penetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, unto Christ.

salute you in the Lord. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole labour on us.

church, saluteth you. Erastus the cham7 Salute Andronicus and Junia my berlain of the city saluteth you, and kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who Quartus a brother. are of note among the apostles, who also 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ were in Christ before me.

| be with you all. Amen. 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the 25 Now to him that is of power to stat, Lord.

lish you according to my gospel, and 9 S Jute Urbane, our helper in Christ, the preaching of Jesus Christ, according and Stachys my beloved.

to the revelation of the mystery, which 10 Salute Avelles approved in Christ. was kept secret since the world began, Saute them which are of Aristobulus' 26 But now is made manifest, and br 1013(hold.

the scriptures of the prophets, accordine 11 Salute Hcrodion'my kinsman. Greet to the commandinent of the everlasting thein that be of the household of Narcis God, made known to all nations for tho siis, which are in the Lord.

obedience of faith : 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who 1 27 To God only wise, be glory through babour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 1 f \Vritten to the Romans from Coria

13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, || thus, and sent by Phebe servant a unid his mother and mine.

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THE CORINTHIANS.
CHAP. I.

Il Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that idfier salutation and thanksgiving, 10 in every place call upon the name of Jesus

i cxhorteth to unity, 12 and repruveth | Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours vrir dissensions. 18 God destroyeth 3 Grace be into you, and peace fronı the cisdon of the wise.

God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus DAUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ.

1 Christ through the will of God, and 4 I thank my God always on your Sosthenes our brother,

behalf, for the grace of God wluch is 2 L'into the church of God which is at given you by Jesus Christ; Corinth, to them that are sanctified in 1 5 That in every thing re are enrichChrist :

Paul exhorteth to unity. CHAP. 11. Power of his preaching. 881 ed by him, in all utterance, and in all ) 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, knowledge;

how that not many wise men after the 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was flesh, not many mighty, not many noble confirmed in you ;

are called : 7 So that ye come behind in no gift ; ) 27 But God hath chosen the foolish waiting for the coming of our Lord Jcsus jl things of the world to confound the wise ;

li and God hath chosen the weak things of 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the the world to confound tlie things which end, that ye may be blameless in the day li are mighty ; of our Lord Jesus Christ.

28 And base things of the world, and 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were things which are despised, hath Goc choscalled unto the fellowship of his Son Je en, yea, and things which are not, to sus Christ our Lord.

bring to nought things that are : 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by L 29 That no flesh should glory in his the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that I presence. ye all speak the same thing, and that there 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, be no divisions among you ; but that ye who of God is made unto us wisdom, be perfectly joined together in the same and righteousness, and sanctification, and mind, and in the same judgment.

redemption : 11 For it hath been declared unto me | 31 That, according as it is written, He of you, my brethren, by them which are that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. of the house of Chloe, that there are con

CHAP. II. tentions among you.

Paul declareth that his preaching far · 12 Now this I say, that every one of cxcclleth all human wisdor. you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apol- il AND I, brethren, when I came to los ; and I of Cephas ; and I of Christ. A you, came not with excellency of

13 Is Christ divided ? was Paul cruci- l speech, or of wisdom, declaring unto fied for you? or were ye baptized in the il you the testimony of God. name of Paul ?

2 For I determined not to know any 14 I thank God that I baptized none thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

him crucified. , 15 Lest any should say that I had bap-| -3 And I was with you in weakness, tized in mive own name.

and in fear, and in much trembling. 16 And I baptized also the household 4 And my speech and my preaching of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether | was not with enticing words of man's I baptized any other.

wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spi17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, rit, and of power: but to preach the gospel : not with wis. 5 That your faith should not stand in the dom of words, lest the cross of Christ wisdom of men, but in the power of God. should be made of none effect.

6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that are perfect : yet not the wisthem that perish, foolishness; but unto il dom of this world, nor of the princes of us which are saved, it is the power of this world, that come to nought: God.

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in

wisdom of the wise, and will bring to no God ordained before the world unto our thing the understanding of the prudent. ll glory :

20 Where is the wise ? where is the 18'Which none of the princes of this

world ? hath not God made foolish the would not have crucified the Lord of wisdom of this world?

glory. 21 For after that in the wisdom of God 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, the world by wisdom knew not God, it nor ear heard, neither have entered into pleased God by the foolishness of preach- | the heart of man, the things which God ing to save them that believe..

hath prepared for them that love him. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and 10 But God hath revealed them unto the Greeks seek after wisdom :

us by his Spirit ; for the Spirit searcheth 23 But we preach Christ crucified, un all things, yea, the deep things of God. to the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto | 11 For what man knoweth the things the Greeks foolishness;

of a man, save the spirit of man which 24 But unto thein which are called, both || is in him even so the things of God Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. God, and the wisdom of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spi25 Because the foolishness of God is | rit of the world, but the Spirit which is of wiser than men ; and the weakness of God; that we might know the things that God is stronger than men.

" are freely given to us of Gol.

882 Against divisions, 1. CORINTHIANS.

and conceit. 13 Which things also we speak, not in i 16 Know ye not that ye are the temthe words which man's wisdom teacheth, | ple of God, and that the Spirit of God but wbich the Holy Ghost teacheth; com- || dwelleth in you? paring spiriiual things with spiritual. 17 If any man defile the temple of God,

14 But the natural man receiveth nothim shall God destroy : for the temple of the things of the Spirit of God : for they God is holy, which temple ye are. are foolishness unto him ; neither can be | 18 Let no man deceive himself. H know them, because they are spiritually any man among you seemeth to be wise discerned.

in this world, let him become a fool, that 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all he may be wise. things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 19 For the wisdom of this world is fool

16 For who hath known the mind of | ishness with God. For it is written, He the Lord, that he may instruct him ? but taketh the wise in their own craftiness we have the mind of Christ.

20 And again, The Lord knoweth the CHAP. III.

thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 1 Milk is fit for children. 3 Against di- 21° Therefore let no man glory in men:

visions. 16 Men the temples of God. for all things are yours ; · 18 Against conceit.

22 Whether Paul,or Apollos, or Cephas, AND I, brethren, could not speak un or the world, or life, or death, or things A to you as unto spiritual, but as unto present, or things to come ; all are yours; carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is

2 I have fed you with milk, and not God's. with meat: for hitherto ye were not able

CHAP. IV. 10 bear it, neither yet now are ye able. l1 How to account of ministers. 7 We have

3 For ye are yet carnal : for whereas nothing which we have not received. 15 there is among you en vying, and strife, The apostles are our fathers in Christ. and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk | I ET a man so account of us, as of the as men?

Il ministers of Christ, and stewards of 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul ; the mysteries of God.. and another, I am of Apollos ; are ye 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards not carnal ?

that a man be found faithful. 5 Who then is Paal, and who is Apol- 3 But with me it is a very small thing los, but ministers by whom ye believed, ll that I should be judged of you, or of man's even as the Lord gave to every man?' ll judgment : yea, I judge not mine own self.

6 I have planted, Apollos watered : but 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet God gave the increase.

am I not hereby justified: but he that 7 So then, neither is he that plantethjudgeth me is the Lord. any thing, neither he that watereth : but 5 Therefore judge nothing before the Göd that giveth the increase.

time, until the Lord come, who both will 8 Now he that planteth and he that bring to light the hidden things of darkwatereth are one : and every man shall ness, and will make manifest the counreceive his own reward, according to his sels of the hearts; and then shall every own labour.

man have praise of God. 9 For we are labourers together with 6 And these things, brethren, I have God : ye are God's husbandry, ye are in a figure transferred to mysclf, and to God's building.

|| Apollos, for your sakes ; that ye might 10 According to the grace of God which learn in us not to think of men above that is given unto me, as a wise master-builder', ll

| which is written, that no one of you be I have laid the foundation, and another puffed up for one against another." buildeth thereon. But let every man take 7 For who maketh thee to differ from heed how he buildeth thereupon.

another ? and what hast thou that thou 11 For other foundation can no man lay | didst not receive ? now if thou didst rethan that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.lceive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou

12 Now if any man build upon this || hadst not received it ? foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, I 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye wood!, hay, stubble ;

have reigned as kings without us : and I 13 Every man's work shallbemademan would to God ye did reign, that we also ifest: for the day shall declare it, because I might reign with you. it shall be revealed by fire ; and the fire || 9 For I think that God hath set forth us shall try every man's work, of what sort it is. | the apostles last, as it were appointed to

14 If any man's work abide which he death : for we are made a spectacle unto hath built thereupon, he shall receive all the world, and to angels, and to men. reward.

10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but 15 If any man's work shall be burned, ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but he shall suffer loss : but he himself shall | ye are strong ; ye are honourable, but be saved ; yet so as by fire.

"we are despised.

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